Canaries fan breaches Norwich centre ban
Kate ScotterA football fan who was banned from the city on match days after jumping into an out-of-bounds area at Carrow Road has been given a conditional discharge for breaching the order.Kate Scotter
A football fan who was banned from the city on match days after jumping into an out-of-bounds area at Carrow Road has been given a conditional discharge for breaching the order.
Daniel Myers, 20, from The Laurels, near King's Lynn, was banned from football matches in England and Wales for three years earlier this year after he committed the offence during Norwich's home match against Swindon Town on October 24.
The City College Norwich student was back at Norwich Magistrates' Court yesterday after breaching the conditions of the ban just a month after it was issued.
Under the banning order, Myers is banned from being within the inner ring road in Norwich for three hours before and six hours after kick off on match days.
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The court heard how police spotted him in Rocco's in Prince of Wales Road at 12.30pm on March 27 before the Canaries played Leeds United at home.
Myers, who was not represented, told the court he had forgotten the conditions of the order.
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He said: 'I went to Rocco's at 11am for a friend's birthday and I thought I had to be out of the city two hours before kick off. I should've checked.'
District judge Philip Browning ordered Myers to pay �85 in costs and gave him a 12 month conditional discharge.
Myers was given the banning order on February 23. The initial offence was committed when he jumped over the perimeter fence onto the perimeter track at the Thorpe infill between the City and Barclay stands when Chris Martin scored for Norwich.